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Hampton Court Palace, The Gem Of London

Have you ever wondered what is the grand-looking palace in Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows. Well, at least I have wondered what it was and always wanted to visit that place. That marvellous structure is the Hampton court palace in central London on the river of Thames. This is one of the two palaces which have survived with what the king had owned with St.James Palace. The place is currently possessed by the queen of England and the Crown. This architectural marvel is one of the most visited tourist sites in all of England.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hampton_Court_Palace#/media/File:Rose_Garden_in_Hampton_Court.jpg

The 5 Facts of Hampton Court

  1. The Palace is painted with Red bricks with a black diamond pattern, white mortar joints and collection of decorative chimneys, the largest collection in England.
  2. There existed the 16th century largest kitchen in the world. At one time 200 cooks worked to feed 800 guests.
  3. Hampton Court Palace was ultimately the Tudor sport and leisure complex. It has one of the world’s oldest 16th century Tennis court.
  4. The fusion of architectural styles and the periods is seen in the Hampton Court Palace.
  5. The first visitor is Vincent Van Gough for whom, Queen Victoria opened the Palace for the first time for public viewing.

The Direction Guide

This breathtaking Hampton Court Palace is one amongst the two spectacular palaces of England. It is undeniably one of the most visited palaces in the world and it is one of the finest of the tourist spot of London, The Square Mile of the UK. The Palace is situated in Central London on the upstream of the river Thames.

Picture Courtsey: Google Maps
Picture Courtsey: Google Maps

Address:
Hampton Ct Way, Molesey, East Molesey KT8 9AU, United Kingdom

By Rail:
The Hampton Palace is open to public view and it is very easily accessible by train. The station nearest to the Palace are:

  • Waterloo station in central London
  • Hampton Court railway station
  • Transport for London’s Zone 6

By Bus:
The Hampton Palace is much easily accessible by bus transport. The services run from Kingston to Richmond. The Bus routes that stop in front of the gates of the Hampton Court Palace are 111, 216, 411 and R68.

You can plan your visit by clicking on the link https://tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey/

Timings And Tickets

Opening and closing time:

Summer (29 March – 03 November) opening hours

  • Monday-Sunday: 10:00-18:00
  • Last admission: 17:00
  • Last admission to Magic Garden and Maze: 16:15

Winter (04 November – 28 March) opening hours

  • Monday-Sunday: 10:00-16:30
  • Last admission: 15:30
  • Last entry to Maze: 15:45

Ticket prices:
Adult (age 18-64) – £24.50
Child (age 5-15 (under 5’s go free)) – £12.20
Concessions (age 65+, 16-17, full-time student) – £19.60
Family saver 1 (1 adult & up to 3 children (age 5-15)) – £36.70
Family saver 2 (2 adults & up to 3 children (age 5-15)) – £61.20

Palace Closing Days:

  • 24 December Christmas Eve
  • 25 December Christmas Day
  • 26 December Boxing day

The best time to visit the Vatican is between March and May.

You will get the best of your time while visiting the Hampton Court Palace as this place gives you the splendid looks while you leave that place. This Marvel of the architecture should stay at the top of your checklist. All the major attractions can be fitted into a 4 day ideal trip to the UK with Pickyourtrail. Get ready to fill in your bucket list with the activity. Stay tuned with our live blogs on our site to know more about where you want to travel with Pickyourtrail.

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